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The Big 5K Road Race Returns with the 5K Scramble


Registration is open for Eastern States Exposition’s Big 5K Road Race. The event, taking place Friday, Sept. 1, will kick off the most exciting time of the year…Big E season! This year, the 5K run or walk and Kids Fun Run will be accompanied by the new Big 5K Scramble – a fun race with Big E challenges around every corner. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers in both The Big 5K Road Race and Scramble.

Kids Fun Run: 6:30pm
Dash down the Avenue of States with our mascot Krisp-E, the quick chick! The Fun Run is open to all children ages 10 and under. Registration is free with the donation of a new or gently used book. Following the race, participants can come over to Storrowton Tavern for a free ice cream cake ball.

Big 5K Road Race: 6:45pm
Compete in a 5K through the fairgrounds on a USAFT certified course. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place male and female finishers. Medals will be awarded to the first place male and female finishers in each age division.

Big 5K Scramble: 7pm

Add some fair flair to the 5K by participating in the Scramble! There is a new Big E-themed challenge every lap. Scramble challenges will be announced soon. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first place male and female finisher.

The race will culminate with an award ceremony and a Big E kick off party at Storrowton Tavern. Join us on the patio for live music, refreshments and games.

Do the race solo, sign up with a team or run for a cause! Registration for The Big 5K is now open. The first 500 people to register will receive a t-shirt, a single-day admission ticket to The Big E, a free drink and cool Big E swag. Be sure to dress in your Big E best…team and solo runners will have an opportunity to win The Big E Spirit Award for a VIP day at the Fair.

Visit for more information and to register.

Day of Sign up sheet

Click here for photos from the 2016 Big 5K Road Race & Fun Run.

See you at The Big E, Sept. 15 – Oct. 1 in West Springfield, Mass. Visit our website,, and connect with us on social media to stay up-to-date with everything happening at Eastern States Exposition.

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